Sharks have been gracefully swimming in the oceans for millions of years, and their appearance hasn’t changed much since.
The awareness of human kind just appearing in the timescale of the existence of life on earth makes us humans, babies in consciousness, we have a lot to learn…
We are here to protect all life as guardians.
This installation is an ode to life and sharks in particular consisting of one precious shark egg, one sculpture made of recycled foam of a shark containing a pregnant woman
and an aquarium filled with wrapping paper and a plastic Disney shark, and 2 photo’s of a little girl on a plastic shark in Crete Greece.
The film you see projected on the sculpture, are the beautiful BBC recordings re-edited and re-used for this installation.
The sounds you hear are the recordings of NASA from space: Mars, Jupiter and the moon Juno.
Shark-like chondrichthyans such as Cladoselache and Doliodus first appeared in the Devonian Period (419–359 million years), though some fossilized chondrichthyan-like scales are as old as the Late Ordovician (458–444 million years ago). The oldest modern sharks (selachimorphs) are known from the Early Jurassic, about 200 million years ago.
Using mostly recycled materials for my art work, which are being discarded, I make my installation conscious of this fact that we are but a fraction of a second in this world. XerXa 2023